Finance

A looming fiscal crisis raises another fear for US cities: State oversight and financial control boards

The pandemic economy could revive a fraught method for fixing distressed local budgets.

What's actually in the UK government’s bailout package for Transport for London?

Rapid changes to London’s transport policy were an explicit condition of the deal.

Business rates are broken. Should we start taxing land?

It’s time to find a better system .

Scrapping Building Schools for the Future hurt – but it forced Liverpool to rethink its finances

The Labour mayor of Liverpool on life after Building Schools for the Future.

The ATM is 50. Here’s how a hole in the wall changed the world

A brief history of cash machines, obviously.

How did London come to be the world’s greatest financial hub?

The rise – and fall? – of the City of London.

Could a regional banking system close the north-south divide?

Lessons from history, Germany and the US.

US cities turn could turn to “community mini bonds” to fund infrastructure projects

New financial regulations have sent the cost of municipal bonds soaring. But Denver has found an alternative

Chart: Abu Dhabi ascends, Dubai rebounds

But Ajman may be the one to watch.